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'Real Housewife of New Jersey' Star Has Been Engaged 20 Times

Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes about various topics including celebrities and entertainment.


An engagement is a promise to wed. It is the period between a marriage proposal and the marriage. Usually, a woman gets engaged once or twice or even three times. However, Danielle Staub admits that she has been engaged twenty times.

About Danielle Staub

In case you do not know who Danielle Staub is, she is one of the women on The Real Housewives of New Jersey that airs on Bravo. Marty Cafferty also appeared on RHONJ while he was engaged and married to Staub.

The 56-year-old reality star recently announced her latest divorce from her last husband, Marty Caffrey. The couple was married on May 5, 2018 and announced their divorce in August 2018 just a few months later.

The 66-year-old husband is the one who filed for a divorce from Staub after a volatile marriage, according to Us Weekly. He posted on social media that he was sorry things didn’t work out. He said it is sad she isn't what she pretends to be.

They had a lavish wedding destination at the Luna Beach Club on the Bahamas’ North Bimini Island. Many positive things were aired about them on the reality show before the marriage began to fail.

Staub's first marriage lasted only one year from 1986 to 1987 to Kevin Maher. The other marriage was much longer to Thomas Staub. They were married from 1993 to 2007. Together they have two daughters, Christine, 24, and Jillian, 19. Caffrey has three adult children from a previous relationship.


Danielle is being very transparent about her feelings concerning her short marriage to Cafferty. They began dating in April 2016 and announced their engagement in May 2017. They got married in May 2018 and announced their divorce last August.

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The RHONJ star tells People that she is hurt but she is going to be a warrior for the sake of her children whom Cafferty could not get along with. Danielle added that she has suffered hurt before, and she will continue to be a survivor even if she is not married.

Other Engagements

Other than the three marriages, Staub says she was engaged 17 other times. Now that she has been engaged for 20 times, she said she is giving up on love but she is not giving up on herself and survival, according to People magazine.

The celebrity wants her fans to know that she is moving on. She has also told Cafferty to do the same.

What Happened to All Those Engagement Rings?

There is no word about what happened to the first 19 rings. However, Danielle was not silent about what will happen to the one Cafferty gave her. She was extremely vocal when she said she is keeping the ring. She added that he’s not getting the ring back even though she didn't ask for it.

If Staub has kept all the rings over the years, she would have a nice collection that probably looks like those in the showcase at a jewelry store. Sometimes women who do not return the rings have them made into another piece of jewelry or sell them.


About "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

The Real Housewives of New Jersey is often abbreviated RHONJ. The series has been around since it premiered on May 12, 2009 on Bravo. It is the fourth of the The Real Housewives franchise. The series featuring women living in New Jersey follows the previous three.

  1. The Real Housewives of Orange County
  2. The Real Housewives of New York City
  3. The Real Housewives of Atlanta

All of the franchises let viewers know what goes on in the personal lives of selected professional women residing in particular cities.

Season 9 of the RHONJ premieres on November 7. Perhaps there will be more information about what Danielle has been through during the last months. Fans of the series will certainly be watching to find out all the details that were not in the media.

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